“I am finishing up the colors for my fall 2012 cosmetics collection this week. It is actually a great deal of fun as we sit in a studio and mix raw pigments until we get the right shades, try them on girls with different skin tones and then edit the collection into a color palette that I feel will be the right direction for fall 2012. From there the factories and our research department take our raw pigment blends and then turn them into real products which we will then test again and create the actual looks that will form the collection. My first collection for this fall  arrives in stores in the US and Europe in October. I name all of the colors myself and someone just asked me what my two favorite names of colors that I had designed where. One is a great red lip color called “Lost Cherry” and the other is a dark nail polish called “Bitter Bitch”. Naming colors is always fun and great names can really help certain colors catch on…”
– Tom Ford
All photos courtesy of Tom Ford.